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cuomo a democrat and new jersey governor chris christie a republic originally told the white house they wanted $79 billion just for new york and new jersey. the white house instead asked congress for this $60.4 billion. the white house office of management and budget sent a letter to speaker of the house john boehner to say that this $60.4 billion would be, quote: funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future storms, severe storms and coastal flooding as well as impact associated with a changing climate. governor cuomo and governor christie thanked president obama for all this money in a statement, this pledged money and the senators from their states chuck schumer, frank lautenberg, kristen gillibrand all democrats said this $60.4 billion is a good start but they acknowledged that congress has other things on its plate and this money is not all guaranteed. some members they think might push for some spending cuts to offset all this new spending. they said, quote: this is going to be a tough fight in the
. >> it was a high. a little bit of a high. >> reporter: meet christie, a former extreme couponer who ditched the scissors after a three-year run. >> reporter: what was the straw that broke the camel's back? >> spending seven, eight hours on black friday going to cvs, walgreen's to get more of things i had 100 of. >> reporter: so she kicked the habit cold turkey. any withdrawals? >> i'm okay. i can walk past a drugstore without needing to go in. so i think i've broken the addiction. >> reporter: now she's telling all. call it "confessions of an ex-couponaholic." confession one, the freebies aren't so desirable and can lead to hoarding and stockpiling. >> saving money on things you wouldn't otherwise buy and things you don't need. >> reporter: confession two, extreme couponing often lead to an unhealthy diet. >> you can't get fresh organic produce. that stuff just doesn't go on sale. >> reporter: confession three, it is a time-consuming obsession. >> if you're going to spend five to ten hours doing something, get a part-time job. don't spend it doing extreme couponing. >> reporter: she has tip
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